Clinical Advisors

Bisola Ojikutu MD, MPH, is a Senior Advisor at JSI. She has more than 15 years of experience in public health program development, evaluation and research focusing on HIV/AIDS care and treatment. In addition to working as an HIV and infectious disease specialist in the Infectious Disease Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ojikutu is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Throughout her career, Dr. Ojikutu has worked tirelessly to rectify disparities in access to care for people living with HIV, particularly Blacks/African-Americans and Latinos. She has developed expertise globally and domestically in qualitatively and quantitatively evaluating models of care, outcomes, and best practices for optimizing access to care and improving engagement for individuals living with HIV.

Dr. Ojikutu is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. In this position, she has developed innovative and supportive programming for individuals living with HIV. As a consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Health, she has worked to determine barriers to HIV testing for at risk individuals, particularly within minority communities. In addition to writing numerous peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters, Dr. Ojikutu co-edited a comprehensive textbook providing evidence based approaches to diminish racial and ethnic disparities in HIV prevalence, and increase access to care and treatment in communities of color in the US. She has worked extensively with the New England AIDS Education and Training Center to promote culturally competent high quality care amongst HIV care providers throughout the region. In addition to her domestic work, Dr. Ojikutu is responsible for JSI’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded HIV/AIDS project assessing models of care and conducting operations research through sub Saharan Africa.

matthewMatthew Mimiaga ScD, MPH, is a Senior Consultant as JSI as well as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He has been working as an epidemiologist in the field of HIV prevention, sexual health, and psychiatry for the past 15 years. His work involves designing and conducting intervention trials in HIV primary and secondary prevention, HIV substance abuse treatment and prevention, and HIV medication adherence with a variety of populations, but primarily working with men who have sex with men.

Dr. Mimiaga is currently the Director of the Division of Epidemiology at The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health. In addition, he is currently the Principal Investigator of four NIH funded R grants, two Harvard CFAR grants, and a grant funded by the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Dr. Mimiaga has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed, original research publications.